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Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Highlights
  • 2-hour rafting tour down the Lower Pigeon River
  • Splash through class I and II rapids in the scenic Smoky Mountains
  • Great way to fit in rafting on a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge
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Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour
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3:30 Lower Pigeon Rafting TripMost Popular
Please arrive to the outpost by 2:45pm. Bare feet and flip-flops are not permitted. Shoes must have a secure heel strap.
US$32.68
2:30 Lower Pigeon Rafting Trip
Please arrive to the outpost by 1:45pm. Bare feet and flip-flops are not permitted. Shoes must have a secure heel strap.
US$32.68
4:30 Lower Pigeon Rafting Trip
Please arrive to the outpost by 3:45pm. Bare feet and flip-flops are not permitted. Shoes must have a secure heel strap.
US$32.68
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Overview
Prepare to get wet on an exciting Smoky Mountain rafting adventure down the Pigeon River. Even if it’s your first time, grab a paddle and navigate dozens of class I and II rapids that offer plenty of splashes and thrills but are perfect for beginners. The closest rafting to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this 2-hour afternoon trip makes a great addition to any Smoky Mountain family vacation.
What to Expect
Rafting on the lower Pigeon River is one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It's a 5.5-mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge. This adventure begins at the outpost and ends at the Denton Bridge. From there we bus you back up to the outpost. During your Pigeon River rafting trip you will run about 50 Class 1 and 2 rapids with one Class 3 at the end. Water fights and splashing are very popular on the lower Pigeon River.

There is a guide in every raft. You will be provided with a lifejacket, helmet, and paddle for every rafter.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2018
White Water Rafting FUN!

We recently took the Lower Pigeon Rafting Tour and it was great! Our guide was Justin and he was very informative and entertaining on the trip. He took extra care with the two small kids that were on the boat with us, making sure they...More

Thank susie524
Olwen C, Public Relations Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi, Susie. Thank you for choosing Smoky Mountain Outdoors for your family adventure. We're glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile
Lower rafting

We had young child so we had to do the lower trip. It is very mild! We will definitely do the upper next time. We did enjoy our trip, just wish it had a little more white water. Our guide was hunter and he did...More

Thank calliemel
Olwen C, Public Relations Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for choosing Smoky Mountain Outdoors. The Lower trip is described as a Class I and II experience good for ages 3 and up. We look forward to showing you the Upper River on your next trip.

Reviewed 10 July 2018
So beautiful

Ask for the Reverend as your guide.(Dean I believe). We had a blast. He was so entertaining and has been doing this 38 years. He is amazing. The lower end is more relaxing and easier. Great for all ages.More

Thank FamFunFab5
Olwen C, Public Relations Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

You chose the perfect way to spend a relaxing day. The Lower Pigeon river is beautiful - bet you saw some Great Blue Herons and softshell turtles! We agree that Dean is amazing and will let him know you said so. Come back and see...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile
Want to do it again right now!!!

Oh my gosh where do I start? We did the sightseeing raft tour because my 10yo was so nervous but I am so glad he was because we never would have met our guide!! Charles was THE BEST guide! Charles made sure even my nervous...More

2  Thank Karjamz
HoustonN4, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, we are so glad that you took a chance and went rafting on the Lower Pigeon River with Smoky Mountain Outdoors. We love sharing the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains with our guests. Charles is an amazing guide and I will...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Beware of early season days - "water not guaranteed"

My family and I went rafting in the early part of March. Prior to booking the tour, and had called and spoke to someone on the phone about the tour and was pretty confident that we would get to experience at least a few moments...More

2  Thank Bill_1971
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